We know what you're thinking: "Zombies, in a Celtic inspired setting? Count me in!" However, the most important thing to do before you leap into Gilli Games' Turn-Based Strategy offering is to tone down your expectations; this is the beater car of the genre. In other words, bona fide genre fans can count on Pantheon Cycle for a good time, but there's not enough glitz and sparkle here to draw the attention of a wider audience.
It seems as if ninjas have decided to shrug off that centuries old image of being silent warriors skilled at sticking to the shadows and going undetected, because the little blighters are cropping up all over the App Store lately. The latest iPhone game to deck out its central character in the iconic shinobi shozoku and break cover is JellyOasis' Ninja Bounce, a fast paced and fun rhythm-based adventure.
Artogon and G5 Entertainment perform at the top of their game in this Find the Hidden Object-turned-casual puzzler. Sometimes fanciful, sometimes creepy, and always drop dead gorgeous, Treasure Seekers 2 has such varied range that its appeal should be recognized well outside the fanbase of its particular genre niche.
The little gnomes who run things behind the scenes here at iFanzine are busily working on a review for G5's latest offering, Treasure Seekers 2. While they're doing that we wanted to pass along the news that G5 is giving away five copies of the game this Thursday (January 20) to celebrate its release. If you're a fan of "Find the Hidden Object" games you won't want to miss this!
Eighth grader's game soars to the top of the Free App charts shortly after release; wins millions of iDevice gamers' hearts. Sounds like the plot of a feel-good movie, right? Well, believe it -- grassroots bloggers and large news outlets alike have been whipped into a tizzy by the story surrounding Nay Games' breakout effort. But how does the unassuming Bubble Ball hold up under the game reviewer's lens?
Now, here's something refreshing: an App Store entry that makes absolutely no pretenses. Right off the bat Nexus Game Studios lets you know that Gravonaut is very retro -- and very, very challenging. If you think you're prepared for this level of difficulty just because your gaming days started when cutting edge releases used to look like Gravonaut...think again!
What with Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption doing a roaring trade on consoles and the Coen Brothers' True Grit currently wowing cinema goers, it's kinda surprising more western themed games haven't yet gunned their way into the App Store. Well, polish your Colt and grab a dozen bullets because indie developer Damatha Studios' impressive iOS debut, arcade shoot 'em up Red Gun, aims to fill the void in style.
Bug Heroes was already excellent when it took the App Store by storm last week, but Foursaken Media's first "bug" fix update has brought it to the level of pure gaming bliss. It doesn't really matter which genre you're most fond of; Bug Heroes has something for everyone, whether it be a creative premise, furious onscreen action, high score competition, or deep player character customization.
Smart Mouse's high concept premiss made me smile, it really did. The deal is, you've got to help an escaped lab mouse nab hard to reach pieces of cheese by strategically placing various objects around environments for him to scurry along. Sadly, however, as I breezed through the game's meagre offering of 20 easy peasy challenges, my initial enthusiasm rapidly started to wane.
We had the opportunity to give a near-final pre-release copy of Won-O-Soft's Fox Tales a whirl a couple of weeks back, and really enjoyed the title's tilt based take on the old-school 2D platform game formula. For those of you that might have missed our hands-on preview, Fox Tales puts you in the pelt of wily hero Jack Fox...